HxGN LOCAL Automotive Summit

Diamond Banquet Center at Suburban Collection Showplace
United States, Detroit
10 October, 07:45 AM - 10 October, 16:00 PM


This exclusive automotive-focused event will bring together advanced manufacturers serving the powertrain and automotive component manufacturing markets. Offered complimentary to you, we invite you to get solutions to industry challenges, learn about new technologies, and see innovative manufacturing intelligence solutions. 

The HxGN LOCAL | Automotive Summit kicks off at the Diamond Banquet Center at Suburban Showplace Collection. You’ll gain superior insight from Hexagon and industry experts about how your organization can embrace the latest trends in data-driven automotive manufacturing intelligence.

Morning sessions include The Measurement Doctor: How Portable Metrology Delivers Quality and Productivity, How to Outperform Automotive Check Fixturing with Automated Non-Contact Measurement and Cost Reduction Strategies for OEMs.  

In the afternoon, transportation will be provided to explore the Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Solution Center. At the solution center, you’ll benefit from custom workshops and demos you won’t experience anywhere else. Sit one-on-one with a PC-DMIS expert to solve your toughest metrology questions, take part in a live automated scanning demo on a hot rod, preview how the new HxGN SMART Quality software works, and so much more.

Our Keynote Speaker will be Jeffrey M. Krause, Executive Director and CEO of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.
Jeffrey M. Krause joined SME as executive director and chief executive officer in December 2014, and is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the organization, while leading day-to-day operations and working closely with customers and stakeholders to enable growth. 

During his keynote, Krause will address:
1. The latest trends in automotive manufacturing processes and technology.
2. Automation, robots and cobots: job killers or job creators?
3. Additive manufacturing: Can you/should you?
4. What you need in your workforce. Smart technology = a smart workforce.

Prior to SME, Krause served as vice president of automotive aftermarket and business development for Intraco where he was responsible for the global automotive and heavy-duty aftermarket business, ensuring that key objectives are achieved related to growth, service delivery, branding and profitability. Krause began his career with General Motors in 1977 and transitioned to Delphi in 1999. He has extensive experience in many facets of the business and has served in key leadership positions, including general management, business development, sales and strategic planning at the product line and corporate levels. Krause served as vice chairman of the General Motors Foundation and has led several acquisitions and divestitures for GM and Delphi. 

Krause holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial administration from Kettering University and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard University.

Take a peek at the HxGN LOCAL | Automotive Summit agenda and demos you’ll see on-site! 

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